British Trolleybuses - Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Description

    "A trolleybus arrives at was then the terminus of the Elswick Road service at Benwell. Earlier, services continued beyond this point to Denton. This is the junction of Benwell Lane with Delaval Road to the right. The trolleybus will pull forward across the junction and then reverse into Delaval Road before pulling on to the departure stop (behind the lollipop man). The idea of making this sort of manoeuvre in this day and age would be unthinkable, but at that stage it was still a common practice. The presence of the lollipop man shows that this would be school finishing time, but there is nothing like the amount of traffic that there would be today. Postscript: even in 2009, the traffic seems to be quite light; the astonishing thing is how little the scene has changed [[1236701]] Postscript 2014: The scene has changed beyond recognition For a slide show of British Trolleybuses in the late 60s" Photo by Alan Murray-Rust, 1966.
  • Owner

    Alan Murray-Rust
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 3 months ago
    Viewed: 496 times
    Picture Taken: 1966-06-23
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